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When tragedy occurs…

Everyone dies but yet when one does we’re not always prepared and start to question God. Why God? What did I do? What did I do to deserve this? Is it my fault? Could I have done something about it? …what did I do? The list of questions is endless. But there’s one question that’s always bothered me:

‘How come it’s always the good people that have to go?’ This world is filled up with messed up people but only a few good ones are left. And even those get taken away.

But that’s probably the point, the good people are ready. They’ve already completed their mission. They said all they had to say and did all they could and their death served as a message.

They were ready to go home to their real homes, not on earth but in heaven. But the rest of us are left behind for a reason. Maybe we’re not ready? It can be as simple as that or maybe we haven’t completed the task we were sent here on earth to do. YOU are alive for a reason. Don’t think you’re life is meaningless because it’s not. God gave YOU another day because you still have work to do. You’re not ready to go to your real home just yet.

The person lying in the casket isn’t really dead. There flesh may be dead but there spirit is more than alive. Their spirit is probably more alive than any of ours because they’re with the Father. They’re finally home. They have peace. They have no sorrow. They are rejoicing. They are with Jesus.

Here’s something to think about: if you were to die tomorrow, would you be ready? Do you know where you would go? …Heaven? …Hell? Would you change the way you’re living? Could you say goodbye to yesterday or do you live there? Would you finally make some time to give back to the community? Volunteer? Would you start listening to different music? Talking differently? Forgive more often? Apologize? Would you change your goals? What are your goals? Money? Fame? If you’ve answered yes to at least one of those questions….then you’re not ready. Have you tried to change someone’s life for the better? Have you told someone, anyone, about Jesus? About how He saves and gives eternal life? The trouble with us today is that we all think we have time. We DON’T!! You don’t know if you’re going to wake up tomorrow morning.

“Cause you never think that the last time is the last time. You think there will be more. You think you have forever, but you don’t” (I heard this in Grey’s Anatomy)

Today may be your last day. The last time you wake up. Your last sunrise. The last time you eat breakfast. The last time you see your parents, your family, and your friends. Maybe the last time you drive in a car. Or the last time you tell someone ‘I love you.’ It can be your last opportunity to tell someone how you really feel. See your last sunset. Breathe your last breath. Be your last everything.

Time is not something we can control or change. We don’t know when we will die but we serve a God who does. Don’t spend your life thinking that you have all the time in the world to repent and start living for God. Start living everyday like it’s your last. You have to be ready to leave at any second because that’s exactly what’s going to happen. There’s nothing you can do about it but be ready to stand in front of God and account for all your actions and all you’ve done for the Lord.

You’re still here. You still have something to do. You’re work here on earth isn’t finished. You still have yet to complete your role in God’s master plan. Don’t give up just yet. You’re almost there.

Here’s a word of advice, start living everyday like it’s you’re last because you never know. Today may be your last everything. You don’t want to die and not be ready. That will be a REAL tragedy. Live each day with no regrets. Forgive the unforgivable. Love the unloveable. Do the unthinkable. Rejoice with every moment. Compliment someone. Make someone smile today. You may die, but the memory of you lives on. How do you want to be remembered?

Your life is not a coincidence.

You didn’t just appear here out of the blue. God permits things to happen in our lives that make us question why but he is in control of every situation. He doesn’t allow something to happen without a reason. I want to be so in love with Jesus and serve Him will all I have so one day I’ll be able to say: “I am not scared of death because I know where I’m going”.

Death has no age. Many young people think that they don’t have to worry about being ready because they have time. They’re still young. But the thing is death doesn’t ask questions like are you ready or not. It doesn’t even care how old you are. Parents expect to be buried by their kids, be the ones who welcome them to heaven when their time comes. But in these days it’s not like that but the other way around. Kids aren’t burying their parents, the parents are burying their kids. Be ready. You’ll know when you’re ready. Many people, when they are dying hold on tightly to their lives, but when you’re ready you just let go. If you’re not willing to give something up it will be taken from you. The same goes for your life. If your not willing to give your life up for Christ, you WILL lose it.

One thing we need to keep in mind when someone we love is taken from us is that if it’s Gods plan to take them away, then there is NOTHING, I mean nothing here on earth that can save them. It works the other way as well. If God wanted you to live, then there is nothing on earth that can end your life.


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